If you like to explore different wines with dinner, Brasserie Provence has a deal for you this Thursday, April 20. And if you are a beer aficionado, that same night you can enjoy a dinner crafted to pair with beers from Lexington’s West Sixth brewery. Continue reading Wine, beer focus of dinners at Brasserie Provence, Varanese
Tuesday, March 21, Brasserie Provence, 150 North Hurstbourne Pkwy. will celebrate not March Madness, but the wines of Le Marche region of Italy with a special 5-course dinner. Wine distributor Vintner Select will provide Wine Expert David DuBou and Advanced Level Sommelier Julie DeFriend to discuss their pairing choices during the dinner. Continue reading Italian wine dinner at Brasserie Provence
A bountiful choice of special dinners pose hard choices for Louisville-area diners this week. A Bourbon dinner at a distillery? Italian food paired with sparkling wines? An ides of March dinner with small dishes from Provence washed down with French wines? Dinners focused on value wines from American vineyards? Or how about a breakfast focused on compassion for self and others? You pays your money and you takes your choice. Continue reading Special dinners fill this week
Everyone knows, don’t they, that Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular times to dine out. With less than two weeks to plan, reservations are already filling up. Here are some Valentine’s Day dinner specials that have come to our attention, and now to yours.
Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host a 5-course wine dinner on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. Wine expert David DuBou from Vintner Select has selected wine pairings of wines made with grapes that are not used in France, but are mainstays of the wine industries in Italy, Austria, Spain and Portugal.
Chef Patrick Gosden’s menu will start with fried artichoke hearts with shaved Parmesan served with Indigenous Prosecco from Italy at the reception. The appetizer will be an asparagus goat cheese terrine served with an Austrian Gruner Veltliner, followed by lasagna made with the Chef’s family recipe, paired with an Italian Chianti Riserva. The entrée will be a cauliflower- crusted lamb chop and pimento capsicum relish served with a Spanish Rioja Reserva. Dessert will be Tartaruga brownie and Kentucky Farm Blue Cheese served with a Portugese Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny Port.
The dinner is $65. Call 502-883-3153. The wines served at the dinner will be available for purchase with 15% discount through Westport Whiskey & Wine.
Here are the New Year’s specials that we have heard about so far. There still might be time to reserve a space.
- Both LouVino locations, at 1606 Bardstown Rd. and 11400 Main St. in Douglass Hills, are accepting reservations for all party sizes for New Year’s Eve. The evening will include a prix fixe 4-course dinner featuring seasonal dishes with Southern influences from executive chef Tavis Rockwell. Specially-selected optional wine pairings will be available, as well as the regular wine flights, wine list and signature cocktails.
Three special dinners in the next two weeks will pair off-the-regular-menu special dishes with Bourbons from two local distilleries, and Champagne from France. All seem like excellent ways to start celebrating the festive season. Continue reading Bourbon, Cigars and Champagne, Oh My!
Friday, Nov. 4, Brasserie Provence, 150 N.Hurstbourne Pkwy. will host a special “pop-up” lunch, an event they are calling “Carignan Day USA.” Former Lousivillian John Bojanowski and his wife Nicole, who own the Clos du Gravillas Winery in St. Jean de Minervois in southern France, will present their artisanal wines at the lunch, and talk about their experience as wine makers.
The meal will be a hearty cassoulet, the famous stew of beans, sausage and confit of duck or other fowl, followed by dessert. Three of Bojanowski’s well-regarded wines will be served with the meal.
Cost of meal and wines will be $39. Call (502) 883-3153 or go to brasserieprovence.com
I keep listing the special themed dinners that restaurants host because I think they are especially good values, ways to experience more of a chef’s (and his staff’s) creativity, and a fine way to be introduced to new wines, beers or cocktails. In the next week there are at least four such dinners to consider joining. Continue reading A week of interesting themed dinners
Two upcoming wine dinners are definitely worth putting on our dining radar. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 20, Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., will host a special wine dinner featuring the wines of Villa Maria Estates, an award-winning New Zealand winery. And Thursday, Sept. 29, Brasserie Provence, 150 N.Hurstbourne Pkwy., will offer a special south of France dinner featuring the wines of Provence. Continue reading Two wine dinners worth reserving seats for